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>> budapest standoff. >> when people get to europe they're frankly finding chaos at best and rejection at worst. >> with the european refugee crisis worsening former u.k. foreign secretary david miliband joins us and calls on europe to have a change in heart. appealing for support. >> if we say to iran, hey the deal is off, let's go back to square one, how do you think our
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negotiate being apparent all of those who have embraced the deal will react? >> secretary of state john kerry defends the deal and promises more aid to the middle east states. >> military might. china commemorates the defeat of japan in world war ii with an unusual and massive display of its growing military muscle. and living the dream. >> when he we were asked in school what we wanted to be when we grow up, i was the only one in my class who said i want to be a cricket player. everyone laughed, because how could a one armed boy be a sports spokesman. >> anything the possible some if you just believe. >> good evening, i'm antonio
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mora, this is al jazeera america. we begin in europe where leaders are making a desperate attempt tonight to address the continent's worsening refugee crisis. today foreign ministers from italy, france and germany issued a joint document to the eu calling for riftio revision of m rules. today greece's coachg greece's d it rescued more than 1100 refugees. you're star was shut down, travelers in sweltering train cars. and in hungary, hundreds of refugees clashed with police outside budapest train station, the hungarian government is trying to prevent them from getting further into europe. andrew simmons is in budapest with the latest.
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>> reporter: the demonstrations have gotten more heat. riot police had moved to the scene forming a line and scuffles broke out. it isn't that police tried to calm this down. it's the demonstrators themselves. the police are standing by, but it's coming closer and closer to direct conflict. no policing, they chanted, as -- no police, they chanted, as they try form one more line between the police and the refugees. eventually the police push forward clearing the road and the demonstrators backed off. it didn't come to all out confrontation. throughout wednesday, protests had been getting louder. hungarian railway staff had been ordered not to sell tickets to anyone without visas or
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passports. it's excruciating for these families having to sleep on the walkway in the hope that the hungarian policy might change. that looks more and more unlikely. one level down, this is called a transit zone, this has been in place since the crisis began but never been as full. >> i will stay here in this station, i will don't move i will stay here i will sleep in the street i just want to go out of here. >> they do not make us to go to by train, we'll see another way. >> what he means by other ways is being smuggled across the border, but he wasn't sure he could afford that option. only encourage more people smuggling. >> this is absolutely clear they do not want to stay in hungary,
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they want to go to the other western european countries. if the authorities prevent them from leaving the country they will opt for people smugglers. >> obviously those people shouldn't be there again following european protocols after being apprehended at the bother as illegal migrants they have designated places for them to stay until the case is being judged. >> reporter: right now, they have to struggle with the situation. many say they have been through worst than this. andrew simmons, al jazeera, budapest. >> heartbreaking images from turkey, they show a drown syrian toddler washed up on the peach. taken wednesday morning they show the lifeless body of a boy.
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thousands have died in the past few weeks, trying to cross the mediterranean. hundreds of them children. we're joined by former brich brh foreign secretary, david miliband. you are hearing these stories from people deployed in the field. >> international humanitarian organization. we are used to deploying in war zones and syria and somalia and congo. and it's the sign of the department of the european crisis where we have had to send folks to lesbos and other greek islands, the stories are horrific. last week it was seven people who came out of the sea having been capsized in a boat seven hours ago, and over the
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succeeding seven hours, a man said to us in aleppo we were already dead. so anything is better. and that's the kind of desperation that's -- >> that's leading these people to go to europe. but how is europe failings them? >> europe's failing them in two counts really, first of all, the humanitarian aid that's being provided in the neighboring states of jordan, lebanon and turkey, one-third of the amount requested to provide health and education, the kind of work we do, but the second failure, people are findin finding chaost and rejection at worst. the talk ever new razor wires -- >> what's happening in hungary and that railway station in budapest. what can europe do? obviously overwhelmed when you have hundreds of thousands of people coming in a couple of months. >> europe is a continent of 500
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million people. to get in perspective, 500,000 people is 1% of the european population. what's broken down in any sense that the burden of these people is going to be shared among the 28 countries of the european union. until the last couple of months it's been italy and greece who have their own problems that have been expected to bear the whole of the share of the responsibility. now germany has stepped forward. it's expecting 800,000 asylum seekers and refugees this year. doing it with calmness and commitment. it's calling on the european union to help them. >> you had harsh words for your country, brut an because brut an has taken in far few people especially an per capita basis, when you compare to poorer european countries. >> remember refugees have rights that are different than those who are seeking a better life. refugees are fleeing
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persecution. brut an wrome welcomed 75,000 fe balkans, and the leadership role has passed to germany and to some extent sweden. it's right for the sharing of the load, without that europe is not only facing a political crisis but a moral crisis, frankly. >> you've accused britain as a double standard, while britain not doing enough but is it politically viable? some would argue britain your brother leader to the of the labor party, could have lost the election to david cameron. >> this is about a issue about immigrants. >> do you think the average
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britain make that distinction? >> i think they can make that distinction as long as the distinction is made for them. this is a migrant crisis rather than a refugee crisis has definitely muddied the waters. the fairness and fair play that exists among british people, what they want to know is it's being properly managed. that is double crisis that europe faces. on the one hand where is the effort, the political and diplomatic effort that the prospect that the war is not endless, but secondly, what is the competence in feflt distributed around the european union? remember at the moment britain has taken 25,000 people last year, that's 40 people in a suspends of 60,000 people. america needs to step up as well. this is a crisis that of course is existing within europe but america since the war began in syria has taken 1434 syrians in
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total. and historically america has been the global leader on refugee resettlement but it has been marked by inertia rather than leadership over the four or five years of the syria crisis. >> one more question about politics, you've got to admit politics is important in this. we're seeing a rising tide not just in britain, france, germany with nasty neonazi protests in the last couple of weeks. how do you manage this, helping these people who desperately need help and the political situation inside some of these european countries? >> i think it's a great point and easier to say when you're outside politics. for those who say it's impossible to use power responsely, i'd point to the vice chancellor who is from an opposing party who i spoke to today, there's a real determination in germany at a to recognize the role that comes with being the richest country
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in europe. i think that's an important message for every neonazi demonstration in germany, there is a football crowd what you would call a soccer crowd that's putting up a banner that says refugees welcome. there's a side to european identity that is very important to maintain and appreciative. >> daifordavid miliband thank yr joining us. thank you so much. >> today ten people were killed after a car bomb exploded and, n the port city of latakia, one of the biggest bombings and highest single debt toll in latakia since the war began. >> 18 workers were taken at gunpoint this morning from a construction site at baghdad.
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helping build a stadium when men in military uniforms abducted them. they loaded them in several waiting suvs and sped away. i.s.i.l. captured 46 turks last year. they were released. today maryland's barbara mikulski became the 34th senator to announce her support of the iran deal. jamie mcintire joins us. democrats who support the deal seem none too happy about it. >> right, this is sort of the minimum way to win a victory. the president has said he would veto any effort to scuttle this bill on capitol hill. he needed those 34 votes to make sure the deal will stick. assuming nobody flips, the iran
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deal will survive the many attacks by its opponents. you wouldn't have known it from the full throated defense delivered by secretary of state john kerry in an hour long speech in philadelphia. but the obama administration appears to have won its battle with congress over the iran nuclear deal. the announcement by maryland democrat barbara mikulski gives the president enough votes in the senate to uphold his promised veto of any bill to kill the multinational agreement. assuming none of the senators reconsider. kerry's argument is not only a good deal a done deal. >> it is clear if we reject this plan the multilateral sanctions regime will start to unravel. the pressure on iran will start to lessen and our negotiating leverage will diminish if not disappear. the mustering of the votes was not easy. many democrats indicated they
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were holding their nose while picking the lesser of evils. senator mikulski said, no deal is perfect especially the one negotiated with the iranian regime but i have concluded this is the best option available to block iran from having a bomb. chris coons. >> i support this aware of its flaws as well as its potential. >> benjamin netanyahu, kerry says i takes a back seat to no one. >> while i respectfully disagree with mr. netanyahu about the benefits of the agreement, i do not question for a moment the basis of his concern or that of any israeli. >> that conciliatory message was undercut somewhat by a tweet
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from the white house, which mocked the 2012 speech by netanyahu. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> the tweet from the @therawndeal account says, this is what the progress looks now, at zero pers with the fuse snipped with a pair of scissors. now the goal is to make sure the 34 votes in the senate remain firm and maybe just maybe pick up sevennen more senators who would sign on to supporting the bill. that would give the administration and the democrats in the senate the ability to filibuster and avoiding any
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disappointment of having the bill go to the white house. antonio. >> what is the issue over filibuster? >> to find those seven senators, even though democrats have signed onto the bill as i've said holding their nose. they also feel it is wrong to deny the right for congress to vote on it. even like some of the democrats like chris coons of delaware, he said he would not support a filibuster. so you can't count those votes twice. i think the likelihood that they are going to be able to prevent a vote entirely is getting to be slim but it does look that like the president will prevail by getting a veto that can't be overrid be. >> jamie mcintire, at the white house, thanks. mexican president enrique
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pena nieto gives his third state of nation address. and in kenya why the country won't give teachers a raise even though supreme court says it must.
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>> a shocking new uj report says gaza could become uninhabitable in less than eight years. the people living in the small
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palestinian enclave are destitute. scott heidler reports. >> if the conditions are not reversed. the territory could be uninhabitable by 2020. huge areas of gaza were destroyed, half a million displaced, more than hal, homes. >> the dwoft needs to act accordingly. they have to realize that gaza is about to collapse. open the border, encourage the palestinian reconciliation and accelerate the reconstruction of ghast. >> eight years ef economic sanctions and three israeli conflicts since 2009 have meant that gaza has not been able to rebuild nor allow it to develop its economy. unemployment was at 44% last
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year the highest on record. like mussad bakaar an unemployed fisherman he has eight children. >> when i listen to others i feel oso sorry that most of our people are suffering and complaining. >> reporter: the report calls it a condition of de-development. it is not just an issue of development in gaza. the situation is sliding backwards. money from donors will continue to be critical but it won't stop gaza's economic reversal. scierlds scotscott heidler, al . >> branch of islamic state in yemen has claimed responsibility, earlier in the day, gunmen killed two yemeni citizens who were working with
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the international red cross. tonight how fighting in yemen and two other countries are leaving 13 million children without an education, also why schools are deliberatary targeted and destroyed. historic trial of a con goacongolese general. took 15 minutes to read the litany of charges against him, 18 of them, murder, rape and recruiting of child soldiers. >> humanity demands just for such crimes. justice for the people of the democratic republic of congo, lives lost, ravaged and destroyed. >> the former general, nicknamed the terminator, had a barely
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audible response. the fingerprints of a thai man, admitted being at the shrine when the bomb killed 20 and injured many others. he denies he's the maker of the bomb. months long street owchtions, student leader joshua wong appeared in court, pled not guilty to charge of participating in an illegal assembly. the 18-year-old spearheaded last year's prodemocracy movement against beijing's dictating elections. >> it really affect my life and attendance to school. but i still think that it's -- i
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do not regret and i still -- it's a vision for me to make is the square and last year. >> wong's trial is set for october 30th. two other student leaders also pled not guilty at the hearing to similar charges. china's military might, to mark the surrender of the end of world war ii.
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interwelcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up, many kids in kenya are out of school. striking teachers. won't go back to work without a raise. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. police are widening their search for the killer of a police officer. in fox lake charles gliniewicz was gunned down while on patrol yesterday. a maryland judge ruled today that separate trials will be held for each of the six officers charged if freddy gray's death. gray died of a spinal chord injury a week after being arrested in baltimore last spring. no trial dates have been announced yesterday. protesters gathered outside the courthouse where the pretrial hearings were taking place. at least one was arrested. the u.s. army will no longer seclude women to their ranger
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program. last week, two women graduated from the ranger school, that was a trial. men and women will be held to the same standards to pass the course. china is getting ready for a victory day parade. military hardware will be showcased in a new holiday that marks the 70th anniversary of japan's surrender at the end of world war ii. today's events also marks the ends of decades of japanese occupation. adrian brown joins us from beijing. adrian, a big big parade. what is xi jinping, the chinese president, what kind of message is he sending out?
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>> very shortly xi jinping will appear on the balcony to take the military salute, this is the first big parade since xi jinping became president. what kind of message? it's a multiple message. first he wants to show that china was on the winning side against the war of japan. some 50 million chinese lost their lives. also i think he's saying yes, back then china was a weak country. it was innovated and occupied by the japanese but now, china is a powerful country with a powerful arsenal that could riz any country that wanted to attack it. there will be some powerful symbolism when president xi takes that ball coin. many observers says that president xi regards himself as
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the most powerful leader since mao tse tiag. francois hollande of france, dsked from britain, they regard this as being an overt reply obvious team. world leaders don't want to be seen at the same event where president vladimir putin is. they feel bitterness over what happened in ukraine and crimea. represent what you might say is the beijing tan club. you have the presidents of egypt, venezuela, pakistan and also the central asian republics and also, significantly, the president of south korea. is that is a reflection of the warming relations between beijing and seoul.
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>> but there's a major security lock down in beijing. what kinds of measures are in place? >> well, you know extraordinary measures. this remember antonio is a parade to which the ordinary people are not invited. along the parade route people have no been told to not stand n their balconies, most roads are closed, it is a two day public holiday, businesses offices have shut. outside the city some 10,000 factories have had to stop production or reduce production and the aim the intention is to ensure that we have perfect blue skies as we did during the apec summit last summer. the government has engineered that, once more. but as you say a tight security lock down and of course it's going to cause economic hardship at a time when this country's economy is already slowing. >> adrian brown in beijing. thanks. and joining us now is
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professor danka lee. she is the director of the asian studies program. pro forma lee, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me here. >> this was a brand-new holiday. the tradition was to have only one large military parade a decade. why so suddenly this military hardware, reports is that 80% of this has never been out in public. why this huge display now? >> i think your news reporter just said something which i agree. this is for sending multiple messages to the chinese people for domestic consumption as well as to outside world. you know we have to go back to history. i'm a history professor so i like to connect current affairs with history. 70 years ago when china was in war with japan, china was a very weak and poor country.
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china was called the sick man of east asia. so that kind of memory has been very profound, historical collective memory in chinese history among chinese people. >> right but no prior leaders seemed compelled to do what xi jinping is doing now with this enormous display. >> early leaders did not have the same china as expiepg has xs today. okay? china is a stronger country economically and so on so -- >> but as you know the economy has slowed down dramatically. the stox indices in beijing have dropped -- stock indices in beijing have dropped dramatically. so is xi jinping, doing a political thing, things are not so bad here, to distract people from what's going on? >> i have to -- i'm not a
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defender of many policies of china but i have to say that i don't think this is a premeditated plan for this big parade. because this has started a year and a half ago. >> the announcement of the holiday? but the size of it. >> the parade. but it's a very interesting timing. it's coincident with what's happening in china now. >> and something else that's happening in china is china has become the third largest exporter of weapons behind united states and germany. this big display of military might could it be just to promote civility as aan arms supplier to the world? >> i don't think so but i'm not sure. i'm not the government you know, member or even i work in u.s. but i don't think so, if they
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are arms sales, they don't need this gigantic parade to sell weapons. >> critics including some inside china are concerned that having this big celebration on the 70th anniversary of the surrender of japan will fan growing antijapanese sentiment inside china. do you think that could happen? >> the war has always been a scar, a national scar in china. the people especially my parents' generation they have profound memory of the japanese military committed in china. so for younger generation, especially the ones who were born in the '80s and the '90s they probably don't know much about their history. i certainly, you know,
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nationalism is rising in china. but the government deliberately are trying to fan you know, ultranationalism. i'm not sure because it could back fire, okay? >> you make an important point. china suffered more than any other country during world war ii other than the soviet union losing between 15 and 20 million people so it's an important anniversary for chinese. we will see those pictures from china, we'll have them for you at 11:00 tonight. professor very good to have you. thank you. >> thank you. mexican president enrique pena nieto delivered his state of the nation speech today at a time when his approval ratings are at an all time low, he promised his people a fresh start. erica pitzi starts our in
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context segment today. >> enrique pena nieto rode a wave of popularity, education and telecommunication reform. >> we're going to be a new nation. >> but his ratings have taken a plunge halfway through his six year term. >> translator: we're going to show the world that we are a responsible country. one that you can trust, believe, and grow with. >> reporter: but to do that pena nieto needs to convince a skeptical public. according to the pew research center, his approval has dropped from 50% to 44% this year. one poll this week suggests only 35% of mexicans believe the president is doing a good job. a host of issues are dragging on
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pena nieto, including corruption. just weeks ago a government investigation cleared him of wrongdoing in the purchase of a $6 million home from a government contractor. >> translator: problem is mexico politics is about getting rich and therefore the gap between the poor and the politicians widens. we are part of a system that's fundamentally corrupt. >> on the economy pena nieto's already low numbers sank even lower, following the central bank's announcement that it cut the economic forecast. latin america's second largest economy is growing at a rate of 1.8% far below the 5% target pena nieto promised when he took office in 2012. pena nieto banked his presidency on education reform. which has put him at odds with the country's largest teachers union. >> translator: with a firm hand, the country is overcoming
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the obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of quality education in oaxaca. >> massive demonstrations leaving some schools shuttered. but it is pena nieto's record on crime and violence that has come under the most fire. >> translator: we're going to move forward. committed to the law, justice, and human rights. >> reporter: a tough sell for mexico's least popular leader in 20 years. that distinction highlighted by the prison escape of mexico's most notorious drug lord and the unresolved disappears of 43 students last year. >> jose garano joining us tonight from mexico city. jose always good to have you on the show. to say it's been a bad year for pena nieto is an understatement. were there any surprises in
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today's speech? >> not as a matter of fact. okay, a surprising creation of a new department or se sec secrete called it. in this anas hobbleas horriblesy called it. chapo guzman, he didn't mention it but mentioned it, target of growth on reduced growth it was not a surprise. everybody was expecting something of the sort already, so no big surprises.
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exepght the facexcepting the fas two problems, a lack of credibility inside and adverse circumstances in the foreign front. >> right. and there were high expectations whether he took office almost three years ago, he managed to pass some serious reforms but they've had little success. as erica mentioned he's got the least rating of a presidents ever. mexico is the world's sixth larges exporter of oil and with oil prices so low, that cuts the government exports dramatically and much less attractive for investment. >> he's getting blamed for what he does and what he doesn't. you're absolutely right.
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the economy part of the problems of the economy is that the world economy downturn. the country's growing, badly, very reduced rate but it's growing 1-point-something for the year. and if you contrast that from other countries in latin america, that is a lot but in mexico that is not enough. same thing with his popularity. dilma rousseff would kill for that. >> he's perceived as weak on organized crime, 34% of mexicans approve of him on that point. but even journalists live in fear of the cartels. >> the problem is that traditionally in mexico, the
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president is the big father of everything, has been for many years or many years was seen as the you know the giver and the responsible of everything, in the country. so now adays, pena nieto, for good or for ill, is getting also blamed for everything that happens. so good and mostly what has happened is not good. so he's getting that blame. now, having said that, it's also true that he appears to have missed some political chances, or some chances, to get -- to take some political advantage, or some political or neutralize some of the political problems that he has been facing including the disappearance of the 43 kids, students of normal, was not something that cosh attributecould beattributed to l government. >> but reaction to it has
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been -- >> has been a problem. >> jose carano of the excelsior in mexico city thank you. the fight to eradicate polio, a spokesman says the disease has paralyzed two children in the southwestern part of the country, ukraine's first case in five years. there is no cure for polio which attacks the nervous system. it can cause irreversible paralysis within hours of infection. stripped of immunity. , millions walk off the job in india to protest reforms they say will cost them their jobs.
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catch up on what happened overnight with a full morning brief. get a first hand look with in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. >> guatemala's presidential could soon be arrested on corruption charges. blocking an investigation against him and barred otto perez molina from leaving the country. yesterday congress stripped perez of his presidential immunity. it is the first time that has ever happened. thousands of people have taken to the streets calling for perez to be removed from power. nobel peace prize winner says the decades of corruption are finally catching up with officials. she says guatemala is experiencing a greatly
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awakening. >> we are united perry profoundly by indignation. the rug of impunity moved. i think this rug has been covering all the institutions and we haven't been able to tump them. to touch them. the president is a man of war, he is a dangerous man. >> perez cannot seek reelection but he is supposed to stay in office until january. millions of workers in india are protesting the labor policies of prime minister narendra modi. the one day national strike is affecting banking and mining and power production sectors. liddy dutt reports. >> thousands of workers have walked off the job in india, primary in the banking and finance sectors.
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generate more revenue for the economy, they don't want train unions to be diluted, they say the train unions are integral in protecting the millions of workers. day of national actions by the national unions raises a very important question for the indian government, does it pursue necessary reforms and potentially risk losing the support of millions of voters, that perhaps gt them to government last year in a very important election. >> liddy dutt reporting from new delhi. teachers in kenya have been striking for three days and say they will continue until they get a pay raise of at least 50%. the president o from nairobi agrees. >> husband and two children anonymity out of school because of a teacher's strike. the parents are both teachers.
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they are watching a live broadcast of a news conference while officials of their teachers union the news is not good. >> the government cannot pay. >> the government will still not increase their salary. that's about $170 million annually for the more than 200,000 public teachers. >> the government has money. the amount of money the government is losing in a day to corruption is enough to pay the teachers. >> reporter: usually the school where she teaches will be teeming with roughly 800 children. today they are all sent home. this is an important school town. hundreds of thousands of students write their final primary and secondary exams. steercstephen bogo and his friey they stayed in school. because they understood their teachers. >> they should be paid because of their sacrifice.
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if it wasn't for them people like the president wouldn't be where they are. >> reporter: the government has asked the teachers to give it time to look for money to pay up. teachers say they are tired of dialogue that started two years ago and broken promises by their employer. the supreme court has sided with the teachers ordering the government to give them the raise. the government has moved back to the supreme court asking for an interpretation of the ruling, the petition is going to be heard next week but teachers are saying that this is just delay tactics. >> around all the deductions i will get around 10,000. >> she shows me her pay scale, a basic allowance and pay of around $300 a month. after deductions she only takes around $100. catherine soy, al jazeera, nairobi, kenya.
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>> setting an example. a brave young man represents his country at an international tournament despite being told he could never play properly. a helicopter rest accuse bears who had been flooded in a russian zoo.
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>> in russia's far east a team has been working to rescue zoo animals, a lion, 14 bears and other animals that were stranded in water logged cages. now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. south china morning post, writes, commemorating china's sacrifice, in tienanmen square, to avoid the repeat of the horrific events of world war ii. in refusing a chance to attend, japanese prime minister shoins >> [ chinese ] abe missed a chance. under the headline asylum standards are an eu law but are they in our hearts he calls on
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european nations to move past political bickering and have the courage to work together to solve the problem. in india's the hin durvetio lyne poor immigrant who wishes he stayed home. must adopt a more humane policy on the refugee crisis or be overwhelmed by its magnitude. imagine throarng play baseball with onlearning to pla? now playing contradict, guide thguide ofguide thedespitethe o.
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>> sharia became seriously ill when he was a young child. no idea what was wrong with him. but his family took him to a witch doctor. after drinking a positions, his leg turned black and it had to be amputated. >> there's always been a distance between me and the rest of society. when i was a chaild, n child nod play sports with me they would say i couldn't play properly. >> this week, sharia is proving them wrong. he's playing a cricket tournament. a shorter faster version of the game. >> seeing this player and think hey, i can't do the two. >> the bangladeshi players have had almost no access to
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facilities geared to disabled people. sum programs for disabled clients but that's it. mohammed nasem, the fact that he didn't have any access to facilities or hard work, made it worthwhile. >> when we were asked in school what we wanted to be, i was the only one who said, i wanted to become a cricket player. i was the only one. how can a boy with only one arm be a cricket player? >> as this tournament gets under way many hope the high profile events will help improve the lives of those with disabilities. mara sathar, al jazeera.
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>> that is it for this edition of al jazeera america news. we leave you with china's victory day parade. we had it there a moment ago, just begun in beijing. >> on "america tonight," the sins of a saints. >> what some will forget, father junjunipero serra.


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